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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14337645 12/04/19
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From about 13-16 I cut yards around the neighborhood for $2 per.

In high school during the summer, (‘66, ‘67, ‘68) worked as a “lot boy” at a car dealership, detailing used cars, sweeping, starting all the cars in the morning, delivering and picking up cars and basically being the gopher, making minimum wage which was $1.10 an hour.

In NROTC we got books, tuition and a $50/mo. stipend. Had to do three, six week summer training sessions (two cruises and a combined aviation/USMC indoc) where we were paid E-5 pay I think, or about $275/mo.

IIRC, in ‘72 as a newly commissioned, married Ensign with flight pay it was just under $8000 gross for the year. I think our first apartment we rented in Pensacola was $125/mo. With just the two of us we felt pretty well off. 😊


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14337704 12/04/19
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First job in HS as sophomore making $2.25 per hour bagging groceries.
Of course, before that I’d been bucking hay, driving a tractor and chasing cows for the old man for free room and board since about the age of 8. 🤠


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14337759 12/04/19
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Minimum wage....$1.60/hr.! Married with a kid on the way! memtb


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14337793 12/04/19
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1.65 hr in 1973 after high school in a textile mill. Been a machinist since 76. Retiring Dec 31 at 65.


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: cruzerbotz] #14337896 12/04/19
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Originally Posted by cruzerbotz
$150/wk as a field engineer for a construction company in Charleston, SC. Then a little raise in the Army for four years. Came out and was making $16,000/yr in 1977. Hit the jackpot and went to Iran with Fluor on an oil refinery at about $48K a year. Just before the Ayatollah came back. Everyone scooted then.



Hi cruzer, you may have known my Dad. He ran the show for Fluor in Iran from 1964 until after the Shah fell. His initials were TJR. I graduated from the Tehran American School and worked summers in Abadan and Bandur Mashur. Small world.


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14337941 12/04/19
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About $34,000/yr when I started back in 1981.

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25K per year as a chemist, supplemented with substitute teaching and national guard duty until I got a raise by becoming a teacher. My wife and I both worked and paid for daycare until I went active duty and made more than both of us combined, with better benefits. She stayed home and raised the kids after that.

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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14337969 12/04/19
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$8,500 per year in 1976 washing dirty laundry. Thought I was in tall cotton a year later when I got a 10% raise to $9,300 per year. And the company paid 100% of benefits cost !


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: Pugs] #14337970 12/04/19
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Originally Posted by Pugs
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$28k a year as a 2ndLT in the Marine Corps in 1991


$15,120 as an Ensign in 1987 + $50 a month flight pay so $15,720 total a year. I was single, lived on Perdido Key within an easy walk to the Floribama , had a sports car and flew jets for a living.

It's been downhill since then. laugh


Less than $10K as a 2LT in 1977.

Jimmy Carter didn't pay much and most of our equipment was worn out. My platoon anti-tank weapons were M-40 106mm Recoilless rifles that would probably have bounced off the Soviet T-62s that were on the other side of the Fulda Gap. Ronald Reagan got us paid a little better and we got TOWs to replace the M-40s.

Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14337976 12/04/19
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$1.65 an hour working during high school, 1973 or 74. Maybe $2.25 an hour in 1975.


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14337986 12/04/19
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I netted around $270/mo as a PV1.

Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338024 12/04/19
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$77.00 per month plus 3 hots and a bunk!


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338060 12/04/19
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$134 a month as an E1 in 1971.

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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338107 12/04/19
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$7.05 per hour as an apprentice machinist in 1985.

Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338114 12/04/19
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5.00 a day.


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338128 12/04/19
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$22,000.00 yr in 1999

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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338133 12/04/19
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Self employed in 1963. Not much.


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338134 12/04/19
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$1.25/hr driving the tractor/raking hay, USDA cattle research station, I was 16 at the time, later $1.85/hr State Park Life Guard....................

After high school 12-15K..... wife didn't marry for money!

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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338144 12/04/19
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I think we all know a couple of guys here that paid their bosses just to let them work for them, and then they make so danged much money they could retire @ 45 and live like the rest of you only wish you could...


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Re: What did you make when you started your first job out of college or high school? [Re: hanco] #14338149 12/04/19
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About $4.50 at 17yrs old in '89. Cigarettes were .85¢ and gas under a buck though so in today's $$ that would be $25/hr.


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